Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill


Stage: 1

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to create an offence with respect to the engaging by a person in a course of behaviour which is abusive of the person’s partner or ex-partner; and to make rules of criminal procedure for that offence and also for offences subject to the statutory aggravation involving abuse of partners or ex-partners.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 17 March 2017.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice

Dates of consideration by lead committee:

28 March 2017 (private)

Dates of consideration by other committees:

25 April 2017 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Report: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 - 27 April 2017